• According to Jebb, Demosthenes was a true artist who could make his art obey him.
  • Wikipedia: Demosthenes
  • Also in 1140, Theobald consecrated Uhtred as Bishop of Llandaff, with Uhtred also swearing to obey Theobald.
  • Wikipedia: Theobald of Bec
  • Although Fannin, Dimmitt, and Linn continued to push for an attack on Goliad, Texian attention soon shifted towards Gonzales, where a small group of Texans were refusing to obey orders from Ugartechea.
  • Wikipedia: Battle of Goliad
  • As the Swiss columns advanced towards the park, he ordered them to pause and wait for the French artillery to bombard the Imperial defences, but the Swiss refused to obey.
  • Wikipedia: Battle of Bicocca
  • Asser's Life omits any mention of internal strife or dissent in Alfred's own reign, though when he mentions that Alfred had to harshly punish those who were slow to obey Alfred's commands to fortify the realm, he makes it clear that Alfred did have to enforce obedience.
  • Wikipedia: Asser
  • Bede relates that a group of native bishops consulted an old hermit who said they should obey Augustine if, when they next met with him, Augustine rose when he greeted the natives.
  • Wikipedia: Gregorian mission
  • Cleveland obtained an injunction in federal court, and when the strikers refused to obey it, he sent in federal troops to Chicago and 20 other rail centers.
  • Wikipedia: Grover Cleveland
  • Deists embraced a Newtonian worldview, and they believed all things in the universe, even God, must obey the laws of nature.
  • Wikipedia: The Age of Reason
  • Due to the nature of electrons to obey the Pauli exclusion principle, in which no two electrons may be found in the same quantum state, bound electrons pair up with each other, with one member of each pair in a spin up state and the other in the opposite, spin down state.
  • Wikipedia: Atom
  • Farmers were permitted to work their fields along the border only in daylight hours and under the watch of armed guards, who were authorised to use weapons if their orders were not obeyed.
  • Wikipedia: Inner German border
  • German Catholics, obeying the Lenten rules, often served a stew made of seven different greens on this date.
  • Wikipedia: Gumbo
  • Gregory had decreed that these Christians should submit to Augustine and that their bishops should obey him, apparently believing that more of the Roman governmental and ecclesiastical organization survived in the Britain than was actually the case.
  • Wikipedia: Augustine of Canterbury
  • He obeyed this prohibition to the letter, with one notable early exception which made Father Morgan threaten to cut short his University career if he did not stop.
  • Wikipedia: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • He required that his actors know their words perfectly, enunciate them clearly and obey his stage directions, which was something quite new to many actors of the day.
  • Wikipedia: W. S. Gilbert
  • He returned to the Balkans with the ARRC during the Kosovo War, during which he famously refused to obey an order from American General Wesley Clark, his immediate superior in the NATO chain of command, to block the runways of Pristina Airport and isolate the Russian contingent that was positioned there.
  • Wikipedia: Mike Jackson
  • However, despite obeying orders to prepare for the mission, Vice-Admiral Seiichi Itō—commander of the Ten-Go force—still refused to actually order his ships to carry it out, believing the plan to be futile and wasteful.
  • Wikipedia: Operation Ten-Go
  • In Checkpoint, traffic is regulated by traffic lights, but the player is under no obligation to obey them.
  • Wikipedia: Midtown Madness
  • In Dirac's time, it was not yet known that all bosons, including photons, must obey Bose–Einstein statistics.
  • Wikipedia: Photon
  • It is not that I don't know it is the edict of the Great dominator of the world for the sake of Buddhist doctrine, or that I do not obey the edict of Your Majesty.
  • Wikipedia: Tibet during the Ming Dynasty
  • It was thought that Cuthbert was expressing a wish to settle where he was, and the community obeyed.
  • Wikipedia: St Cuthbert Gospel
  • Living organisms must obey the laws of thermodynamics, which describe the transfer of heat and work.
  • Wikipedia: Metabolism
  • Longchamp was deposed and exiled, largely because Coutances had a royal document ordering the magnates to obey Coutances' if the archbishop's advice was resisted by Longchamp, which it had been.
  • Wikipedia: Walter de Coutances
  • McCain came into conflict with higher-ranking personnel, and he did not always obey the rules, which contributed to a low class rank (894 of 899), despite a high IQ.
  • Wikipedia: John McCain
  • Nonetheless, when Warwick joined the Lancastrians, Exeter obeyed Margaret and served under the earl during the invasion of England.
  • Wikipedia: Battle of Barnet
  • Raccoons may act unpredictably and aggressively and it is usually impossible to teach them to obey commands.
  • Wikipedia: Raccoon
  • Sharpe, all Conkling supporters, refused to obey the president's order.
  • Wikipedia: Rutherford B. Hayes
  • She would, she assured him, always obey her husband as she had promised to do in her marriage vows.
  • Wikipedia: Mary II of England